Category Archive: Articles

Leslie Howard, a Radio Star (1932-1939)

I have added two articles to the archives, about Leslie Howard and his radio broadcasts. The first one is another article presenting Leslie Howard as a rule-breaker, an unconventional man and actor who gets rid of… Continue reading

A Biography of Leslie Written in 1935

In 1935 the British magazine Film Pictorial published a Gift Supplement: The Life Story of Leslie Howard. The text was written by John K. Newnham, and was illustrated with many photos. I believe… Continue reading

Leslie Howard: I suppose I break a lot of Hollywood rules (1936)

I found this article by William Anthony (I guess this is a pen name, but I could not find any information about him), published on the March 1936 issue of  Movie Classic, quite… Continue reading

Hollywood Is Make Believe, Romance Is a Part Of It Like Cameras and Lights, 1934

Another interesting interview with Leslie Howard, published on Modern Screen, October 1934. Leslie Howard talks about happy marriages and divorces, and explains his “Britishman’s” point of view; we can hardly imagine his wife’s… Continue reading

Shattered Dreams – Leslie Howard in May 1943

A few days ago I added Hubert Cole’s article published on Picturegoer soon after Leslie’s death (Leslie Howard) to this site’s archives.  It is a touching memory of Leslie. I was particularly impressed… Continue reading

Leslie Howard: Good actors to be successful at forty ought to have brains (1939)

 Leslie Howard, what an adorable man, so human and so full of contradictions!  This article of 1939 (“Modern Screen”, May 1939) was published when he had already accepted– very unwillingly, I must say–… Continue reading

Leslie Howard On Horseback (1933)

I have found an amusing article about Leslie’s exploits as a cowboy during the takings of Secrets. Maybe in 1933 his love for horses was not yet of common knowledge as it was later,… Continue reading

Leslie Howard: If I Were Single in Hollywood… (1933)

Leslie Howard wouldn’t be single man in Hollywood, he says. Really? Well, I think he tells some truth in this interview. First of all, being a married man was a good shield against gossip-columnists… Continue reading

Leslie Howard Talks about Romeo and Juliet (1936)

In this article, Leslie Howard explains the reasons why he accepted to play the role of Romeo in the big MGM production. He is convinced that  Romeo and Juliet “is the greatest screen experiment… Continue reading

Leslie Howard, Movies and Polo (1935)

Tea-Timing With The Horsy Mr. Howard “Polo is living, much more than acting is,” says the star of “Of Human Bondage.” (Silver Screen, March 2935) Read the article